The Yankeetown Post Office
Yankeetown was founded in 1923 by Armanis F. Knotts, a lawyer and politician from Indiana. Knotts was a major player in the founding of Gary, Indiana and the establishment of the US Steel mill in that city. When he retired, he came to the Yankeetown area because of the great hunting opportunities. In 1975, Knotts' nephew, Eugene Knotts, opened the AF Knotts Library in Yankeetown in honor of his uncle.
In 1961, Elvis Presley came to the Yankeetown area to film "Follow That Dream." He spent most of July and August that year between Yankeetown and Inglis.
Yankeetown is stretched out along the northern banks of the Withlacoochee River and offers excellent access to the Gulf of Mexico. The Gulf Hammock Wildlife Management Area is just north of town.
Between 2000 and 2010, the population of Yankeetown fell more than 20%.
The rest of "downtown" Yankeetown
The Old Rock Church
The Yankeetown School
Pine flatwoods near Yankeetown
High School or Higher: 84.1%
Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 26.8%
Graduate or Professional Degree: 14.9%
Median Resident Age: 59.1 Years
2012 Cost of Living Index for Yankeetown: 85.4
Estimated Median Household Income: $37,960
Estimated Median Home Value: $207,950
Population Density: 64 People per Square Mile
Forestry, Fishing, Lodging & Food Services, Utilities, Educational Services, Construction, Health Care, Waste Management Services, Postal Service, Transportation Services, Professional Services, Entertainment & Recreation
Unemployed (March 2012): 9.4%
Population Demographics 2010
|Population by Age|
|18 & over||445|
|65 & over||166|
|Population by Ethnicity|
|Hispanic or Latino||9|
|Non Hispanic or Latino||493|
|Population by Race|
|Hawaiian or Pacific Islander||0|
|Two or more||11|